The Brain of a Sales Droid – A Visual Guide

Behold, a visual guide to the inside of a Sales Droid’s brain!  Or more specifically, an Enterprise Software Sales Droid’s brain, as viewed from Product Management.

Please do not show to any sales people unless you are sure they have a sense of humor. (Fortunately, most sales people have better senses of humor than product managers, so you are probably good).

 

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  • http://twitter.com/AartiSamani/status/469954770371747840/ @AartiSamani

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram: An Esteemed Member of the Crankerati  did something awesome. He r… http://t.co/M00bTqv1ub

  • http://twitter.com/lorifraleigh/status/469967305355431936/ @lorifraleigh

    RT @crankypm: New Cranky Blog Post: An Updated, NEWLY LEGIBLE “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram #prodmgmt http://t.co/viAJqtmthC

  • http://twitter.com/freshmuse/status/470002051859357696/ Gabriele Muse ▲ (@freshmuse)

    . An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram – An Esteemed Member of the Crankerati  did something… http://t.co/0r2PRl6l6p

  • http://twitter.com/p_yokota/status/470022150284668929/ Paul Yokota (@p_yokota)

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/8IgsK3EZSg by @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/BillSeitz/status/470205699780538369/ @BillSeitz

    I don’t know *any* salesfolk like this, do you? http://t.co/Qlf4D9Hmk9

  • http://twitter.com/brianbrotherton/status/470229290802769920/ @brianbrotherton

    RT @p_yokota: An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/8IgsK3EZSg by @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/YvesMahe/status/470967879496511488/ @YvesMahe

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/UzEhlr3MNj via @feedly

  • http://twitter.com/HadasSheinfeld/status/471359182327660544/ @HadasSheinfeld

    Dear Sales People, you know I love you. But the crankyPM is just spot on here… http://t.co/tdOykdXu0x via @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/CBreiholz/status/473210757065093120/ @CBreiholz

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/UElkyd4SlD via @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/stusheridan/status/474415630896988161/ @stusheridan

    RT @servantofchaos: Oh man, this is hilarious. But scary. An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/bqSUo7B7BY #startupaus ht…

  • http://twitter.com/torgerson/status/474779347153199104/ torgerson (@torgerson)

    HaHa! Hilarious. An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/1agbxzZoAM via @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/portz/status/476313836476063744/ @portz

    RT @servantofchaos: Oh man, this is hilarious. But scary. An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/bqSUo7B7BY #startupaus ht…

  • http://twitter.com/tuxseto/status/476836160199593984/ @tuxseto

    Good stuff as usual: An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/0wqEz2FLFi via @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/kylemurley/status/479440974121140224/ @kylemurley

    RT @crankypm: New Cranky Blog Post: An Updated, NEWLY LEGIBLE “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram #prodmgmt http://t.co/viAJqtmthC

  • http://twitter.com/sudhird7/status/479686897833213952/ @sudhird7

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/wmlTcN9gQV via @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/SeanfromCA/status/479765218965594112/ @SeanfromCA

    RT @sudhird7: An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/wmlTcN9gQV via @crankypm

  • http://impulseproductdevelopment.com Impulse

    This is spot on and hilarious!

  • http://twitter.com/jpreckel/status/488041440585330689/ @jpreckel

    RT @crankypm: New Cranky Blog Post: An Updated, NEWLY LEGIBLE “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram #prodmgmt http://t.co/viAJqtmthC

  • Guy

    Bug report #001:
    Product: Inside the Sales Droid’s Brain
    Affected Version: 2
    Bug classification: spelling mistake
    Severity: Mildly embarrassing
    Affected module: People Skills
    Description: The diagram says “Hygeine”, which should be spelled “Hygiene”

    Otherwise brilliant!

  • http://twitter.com/stephan_baier/status/502788483404943360/ @stephan_baier

    “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/H96e3W06n4 via @crankypm #product #startup #sotrue :)

  • http://twitter.com/HMachlovi/status/516640801003409408/ @HMachlovi

    Inside the brain of a Sales Droid. Particularly strong are the “People Skills” and the “Closing Cortex” http://t.co/XwRwdo2yVp

  • http://twitter.com/shmidtb/status/517775743107874816/ @shmidtb

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/XlqT7JlPBi via @crankypm

  • http://twitter.com/camarreagas/status/529779208944226304/ @camarreagas

    An Updated “Brain of a Sales Droid” Diagram http://t.co/n6WVyhW99a via @crankypm / jajajajajajajajajajaj me suena…

  • Robert Wood

    You managed to create a crude, highly gendered profile for a group of sales colleagues that we PMs ought to treat with more respect. For the record, I learn more about the market by sitting down for beers with my “Sales Droids,” as you put it, than I do by trying to haze them with creepy .gifs like this. They’re individuals, often under immense amounts of pressure, and the role is far less masculinized than you claim—but perhaps you’re the PM for a 1980s frathouse, steakhouse, or titty bar, something hinted at by your crude template for software sales in the 2010s. The fact that you later characterize yourself (or PM in general) as a sort of “Deanna Troi” role is pretty laughable in the face of this level of insensitivity. “Cranky PM” is right. See you on LinkedIn.

  • http://twitter.com/0xF2/status/538732022739398656/ @0xF2

    I don’t know any sales person like this, do you? Via the @crankypm http://t.co/ENGFYHmEzu

  • http://twitter.com/Rumblerex/status/555151651497975809/ @Rumblerex

    Sales droid’s brain http://t.co/RRZKWYEbLq @danfairbairn @tradiepad